Does the Money Match the Targets? - Aligning EU Investment in Transport Infrastructure with EU Climate Targets

The European Commission have earmarked over €100 billion to spend on transport infrastructure in the current EU budget. The Commission also have committed to a 60% reduction in transport emissions before 2050. Meanwhile, transport emissions continue to rise across the continent. European countries have established national climate targets under both the Paris agreement and the ESR. If we are to meet such climate targets then investments will need to be made in order to succeed with our goals. Change goes where the money flows: if we are to decarbonise our transport sector then EU spending will need to play a larger role in ensuring that.



  • Branislav Urbanic (The European Court of Auditors)
  • Martin Lange (Umweltbundesamt, The Germany Environment Agency)
  • Stephane Ouaki (DG Move, European Commission)
  • Pia Nieminen (European Investment Bank)
  • Markus Trilling (CAN Europe)
  • Sebastien Godinot (WWF)


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 09:30 to 13:00


Stanhope Hotel
Rue du Commerce 9
1000 Brussels